Rutgers University-Camden chancellor to step down

Mike Dougherty
February 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon and John Colaizzi, Regional Director of Specialty Pharmacy Operations for Walgreens, cut the ribbon on the Community Pharmacy on Federal Street in Camden.

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CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — After six years on the job, the chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden is stepping down. Phoebe Haddon will stay on the job until the summer to ensure a smooth transition.

As the first Black woman to lead Rutgers-Camden, Haddon helped raise the university's status as a research institution and also helped increase enrollment. She said she is proud of her time at the school and that it's critical the next chancellor share the same values.

"One of the things that I'm also most proud of has been a merger of the two law schools at Rutgers," Haddon shared. "That's particularly important for me as part of this transition to make sure that continues and prospers."

Haddon said she plans to take some time off to do some reading and writing, then she intends to return to the school to teach law.

"I think this institution is well-situated to move forward. I'm happy about the work that we have done. That work will continue," she affirmed.

Haddon's last day is June 30.